“The deployment of our 2,000th compressed natural gas vehicle is an important marker in our long-term strategy to reduce both costs and greenhouse gas emissions within our corporate fleet,” said Jerome Webber, vice president of AT&T Global Fleet Operations, who added: “We’re becoming less dependent on foreign oil while signalling that a viable alternative-fuel choice exists today, right here in the U.S.”
The new NGV follows the November initiative, when the company converted its first of-its-kind medium-duty truck to CNG. This specialized Ford F-450 truck is equipped with a hybrid-electric system to power the aerial device.
Through 2013, the American communications holding company anticipates purchasing approximately 8,000 CNG vehicles at an estimated cost of USD 350 million.
Also, AT&T expects to spend an additional USD 215 million through 2018 to replace approximately 7,100 fleet passenger cars with alternative-fuel models.
Source: AT&T Inc.